Music Nova Scotia Job Opportunities - JCP Program

Conference Coordinator, Festival Production Coordinator, Marketing Coordinator, International Delegates Coordinator
Deadline for Applications: April 8, 2019 5:00 PM
Term will be May 1, 2019 - November 30, 2019
 
Have you collected Employment Insurance in the past three years? Looking to work in the music industry? If so, this is an exciting opportunity for you! Music Nova Scotia is in the process of arranging another series of contract hires under the provincial Job Creation Partnerships (JCP) program. The JCP program is designed to create positions that will provide unemployed, insured participants with opportunities to gain meaningful work experience.

This position is offered as part of the Job Creation Partnerships program of the Government of Nova Scotia. To be eligible for participation in Job Creation Partnerships, you must be an unemployed individual ("insured participant") as defined by Section 58 of the Employment Insurance Act. This means that you are an individual for whom:

To be LMDA eligible for Job Creation Partnership you must meet one of the following:

  • have a current Employment Insurance (EI) claim
  • have had an EI claim that ended within the last 60 months
  • have been employed with gross insurable earnings of $2000 or higher annually, in at least 5 of the last 10 years.
  • Other criteria may apply.

View the full details on the JCP program here
 


Job Title: Conference Coordinator 
Location: Halifax, NS 
Hours: 7 months – 37.5 hours weekly, with some evenings and weekends

Job Description:
The Conference Coordinator will provide support for the conference component of Nova Scotia Music Week 2019. Under the supervision and direction of the Conference Manager and the Executive Director, the Conference Coordinator will work independently and will liaise with the committee members and stakeholders to deliver the project. This person's main focus will be managing the volunteer base, coordinating delegate registration for NSMW.

Primary duties:

  • Assist in the coordination of NSMW conference seminars and workshops
  • Manage volunteer scheduling (100+ volunteers)
  • Oversee volunteer intake and liaise with the local Host Committee Volunteer Coordinator
  • Maintain accurate registration, contact and transportation databases
  • Coordinate registration campaigns
  • Monitor event registration
  • Set up, operate, and supervise the registration desk onsite
  • Conduct and enter data from evaluations from conference participants

Additional duties:

  • Adhere to the project's critical path and update it weekly
  • Prepare registration reports as requested
  • As requested, attend project activities and respond to any conference inquiries onsite during the events
  • Provide assistance in the distribution of NSMW promotional materials prior to and onsite
  • Contribute to the project's final report
  • Instruct volunteers for any conference related activities
  • Attend all professional development educational workshops Music Nova Scotia produces during employment period

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong literacy skills (reading/writing/comprehension/spelling & grammar)
  • Strong proficiency in Excel, Word
  • Strong interpersonal skills, especially conflict resolution

Recommended Qualifications:

  • Event/conference production/management experience
  • Experience in human resources or hospitality
  • Mac OS X experience
  • Google Apps (Gmail, Drive) experience
  • Music industry experience
  • Nonprofit experience
  • Ability to work well in groups
  • Comfort in a fast-paced environment

Apply through application link only, please attach your resume in PDF format when applying. 
 


Job Title: Festival Production Coordinator 
Location: Halifax, NS 
Hours: 7 months – 37.5 hours weekly, with some evenings and weekends

Job Description:
The Festival Production Coordinator will provide logistic support for the showcasing component of Nova Scotia Music Week 2019. Under the supervision and direction of the Events & Marketing Manager, the Festival Production Coordinator will work independently and will liaise with committee members and stakeholders to deliver the project. This person's main focus will be assisting with the production of all showcasing performances.

Primary duties:

  • Update the critical path for the event, update regularly, and assign tasks to team members based on deliverables
  • Assist in the production of all showcasing performances
  • Maintain accurate contact, biographical, and production information for artists/groups
  • Assist with the recruitment of multigenre and regional artists and groups
  • Prepare submissions for jury meetings
  • Liaise with the Festival Technical Director to advance production details with showcasing artists
  • Oversee contracting of showcasing artists
  • Update website with showcasing related information via Marcato Festival
  • Communicate registration needs, including delegate pass information, to the Conference Coordinator
  • Conduct and data enter evaluations from artists/groups

Additional duties:

  • As requested, attend project activities and respond to any showcasing inquiries onsite during the events
  • Instruct volunteers for any showcasing related activities
  • Provide assistance in the distribution of NSMW promotional materials prior to and onsite
  • Monitor event registration
  • Set up, operate, and supervise the registration desk onsite
  • Contribute to the project's final report
  • Attend all professional development educational workshops Music Nova Scotia produces during employment period. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong proficiency in Excel, Word
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong literacy skills (reading/writing/comprehension/spelling & grammar)
  • Ability to work well in groups
  • Comfort in a fast-paced environment 

Recommended Qualifications:

  • Event/conference production/management experience
  • Music industry experience                 
  • Mac OS X experience
  • Google Apps (Gmail, Drive) experience
  • Nonprofit experience
  • Comfort in a fast-paced environment

Apply through application link only, please attach your resume in PDF format when applying.   
 


Job Title: Marketing Coordinator
Location: Halifax, NS
Hours: 7 months – 37.5 hours weekly, with some evenings and weekends
                                                                       
Job Description:
The Marketing Coordinator will provide support for the marketing and promotions component of Nova Scotia Music Week 2019. Under the supervision and direction of the Events & Marketing Manager, the Marketing Coordinator will work independently, and will liaise with the committee members and stakeholders to deliver the project. This person's main focus will be assisting in the delivery of a high quality marketing strategy and campaign.
                                                                       
Primary duties:

  • Book radio, print, and website ads                               
  • Assist in creation of advertising campaigns
  • Update website and social media
  • Coordinate event signage
  • Coordinate production of all event collateral                         
  • Lead local host community street team
  • Onsite event partnership fulfillment (signage etc.)
  • Market research 

Additional duties:                                                                             

  • Participate in all project committee meetings
  • Adhere to the project's critical path and update it weekly             
  • As requested, attend project activities and respond to any event inquiries onsite during the events
  • Provide assistance in the distribution of NSMW promotional materials prior to and onsite
  • Contribute to the project's final report
  • Instruct volunteers for any promotion related activities       
  • Monitor event registration
  • Set up, operate, and supervise the registration desk onsite
  • Attend all professional development educational workshops Music Nova Scotia produces during employment period.                                                                           

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong literacy skills (reading/writing/comprehension/spelling & grammar) Critical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work well in groups                                        
  • Comfort in a fast-paced environment
  • Social media awareness & proficiency

Recommended Qualifications:                                                                                                                        

  • Mac OS X experience
  • Google Apps (Gmail, Drive) experience
  • Proficiency with Adobe suite of products (Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Music industry experience                                   
  • Nonprofit experience                                                       
  • Experience in marketing or public relations
  • Media (TV/Radio) experience
  • Event production/management experience
  • Basic HTML experience
  • Marcato Festival experience                                    
  • Proficiency with social media productivity tools 
  • Previous office environment experience                          
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel

Apply through application link only, please attach your resume in PDF format when applying.   
 


International Delegates Coordinator
Location: Halifax, NS
Hours: 7 months – 37.5 hours weekly, with some evenings and weekends

Job Description:
The International Delegates Coordinator will provide support for the conference component of Nova Scotia Music Week 2018. Under the supervision and direction of the Event Manager and the Executive Director, the International Delegates Coordinator will work independently, and will liaise with the host committee members and stakeholders to deliver the project. This person's main focus will be fulfillment of travel and hospitality requirements for our international delegates. 

Primary Duties:

  • Communicate with international delegates regarding their travel needs 
  • Ensure to confirm availability plus convey tentative itinerary to respective traveler for approval
  • Coordinate and prepare daily itineraries for guest delegates using cloud based project management applications
  • Review travel associated invoices as well as statements for accuracy for Accounts Payable
  • Prepare master hotel rooming list for staff, board, crew, sponsors and guest delegates
  • Liaise with host hotel staff and maintain accurate accommodation database

Additional Duties:

  • Adhere to the project's critical path and update it weekly
  • Prepare travel reports as requested
  • As requested, attend project activities and respond to any conference inquiries onsite during the events
  • Provide assistance in the distribution of NSMW promotional materials prior to and onsite
  • Monitor event registration
  • Set up, operate, and supervise the registration desk onsite
  • Contribute to the project's final report
  • Attend all professional development educational workshops Music Nova Scotia produces during employment period

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong literacy skills (reading/writing/comprehension/spelling & grammar)
  • Strong proficiency in Excel, Word
  • Strong interpersonal skills, especially conflict resolution
  • Must demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness           

Recommended Qualifications:

  • Event/conference production/management experience
  • Experience in human resources or hospitality
  • Mac OS X experience
  • Google Apps (Gmail, Drive) experience
  • Music industry experience
  • Nonprofit experience
  • Ability to work well in groups
  • Comfort in a fast-paced environment

Apply through application link only, please attach your resume in PDF format when applying.   
 

Music Nova Scotia is an equal opportunity employer; thank you for your interest, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information, please contact:
Lisa Stitt
Interim Executive Director / Operations 
902-423-0291
musicnovascotia.ca

Music Nova Scotia Bids Farewell to Long-Time Executive Director Scott Long

Lisa Stitt Appointed Interim Executive Director.  

After ten years of service, Music Nova Scotia announces the departure of Scott Long as Executive Director, effective February 27th, 2019. Long has accepted the position of Managing Director/Executive Producer of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

Under Long’s leadership, Music Nova Scotia has become one of the largest and most successful provincial music industry associations in Canada. During his tenure, Long established Music Nova Scotia as an internationally recognized brand and trusted partner, and has been paramount in providing a global stage for Nova Scotia music. 

“On behalf of the board of directors, membership and staff of Music Nova Scotia, I would like to wish Scott the very best of good fortune in his new adventure and thank him for his service to all things musical in our province”, says Brian Doherty, President of Music Nova Scotia.

Lisa Stitt, the current Music Nova Scotia Member Relations/Operations Manager has accepted the position of Interim Executive Director, until such time as the board selects a new Executive Director. According to Doherty, “Lisa has the necessary experience in the day to day operations of Music Nova Scotia, and has the full confidence of the Board in her ability to carry out the duties required to execute the important work of the organization.”

“I would like to extend my most sincere thank you to the board and staff of Music Nova Scotia for all of the guidance and support over the last ten years”, says Long, “It has been a tremendous pleasure to serve the membership of Music Nova Scotia. Working with some of the best musicians and industry professionals in the world made my job easy. I will miss working with such great talent but I am looking forward to new challenges and exciting opportunities with the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo.”

Long has played a crucial role in the development and success of the organization, and we’re eternally grateful for his dedication, passion, and enthusiasm. We look forward to following the success of Long’s career, and are hopeful and excited for the next chapter of Music Nova Scotia, as we continue to support our members and the Nova Scotia music community. 

Music Nova Scotia Presents International Women's Day

International Women's Day is celebrated every year, and is a focal point in the movement for women's rights. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic, or political. Music Nova Scotia is proud to join the many other music industry associations across the country dedicating March 8th to celebrating women's achievements. 

With the support of FACTOR and the Government of Canada, Music Nova Scotia presents International Women’s Day, a full day of programming that will include a safer spaces workshop, educational sessions, a mentorship cafe, and will culminate with two live shows.

We look forward to celebrating International Women’s Day with the wonderful and supportive musical community here in Nova Scotia.

For more information, including a complete schedule, RSVP links, and tickets links, please see below. 

Holding Space + Taking Care 
Radstorm - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Hosted by 
Not Your Boys Club
RSVP HERE *Please RSVP by March 4th, capacity is limited*
Please Note: This session is meant for everyone. Men are encouraged to take part in the session to allow a teaching moment about the importance of holding space and taking care*


holding space + taking care is an accessible three-hour introductory workshop that empowers attendees to build an understanding of, and tool-kit for, facilitating safer spaces. 

Emerging & Developing Artist Training Day 
Music Nova Scotia - 11am - 6:30pm

RSVP HERE *Please RSVP by March 4th, capacity is limited*
Please Note: This training day aims to be a comprehensive and safe space, all femme, trans, or gender non-conforming emerging or developing artists are invited to apply 

The Basics: Starting Your Music Business, Social Media, & Marketing for Artists
Hosted by: Music Nova Scotia
Topics include: Setting up your business name, accounting basics, branding & consistency, utilizing your social media, and online advertising

Setting Yourself Up
Hosted by: Kailyn Macdonald
It can be difficult to ask for what you need, or sometimes sound people aren’t trained in talking to non-men, so getting what you need out of a soundcheck or your show, can be a frustrating and tiring experience. This session aims to be a comprehensive and safe space to learn how to get the best out of a soundcheck and show. 

Mentorship Cafe & Dinner
Hosted by: Music Nova Scotia
This is an opportunity for emerging and developing artists and industry to come together with more experienced artists and established industry professionals to talk about the music industry, personal experiences, and expertise. 

Shows
Join us for a full night of music, celebrating International Women's Day! These shows are open to everyone. 

Radstorm (2177 Gottingen St)
6:30pm - $7 or pay-what-you-can
All ages and dry venue
Zamani Miller
Mia Cathleen
Maura Whitman
Jody Upshaw

The Seahorse Tavern (2037 Gottingen St)
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
10pm - $10 (+ fee) in advance / $15 at the door
19+
Kim Harris
Hillsburn
SAMM

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre, a feminist organization working to eliminate sexual assault/abuse, and to change the current socio-political culture that fosters sexism, social injustice and other forms of oppression.

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